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Manor Backwater Resort
Ranked #18 of 26 Hotels in Kumarakom
Reviewed 7 January 2012

This is a LOUSY property. The rooms are nice, spacious and tastefully furnished. That about it.

They refuse to give electric kettle or even a bottle of drinking water complimentary. Their idea of a mini-bar is an empty refrigerator in your room.

The food is RIDICULOUS.
They charge a bomb and serve stuff that a highway roadside dhabba can beat anyday!! Try not even having the breakfast, if they can reduce the room rent to adjust that.

Ironically, nowhere in the roads leading to the property can you find road markers to help you locate this place.

There are frequent power outages and their generators often take what seems like an eternity to activate.

The only reason I am not rating this place as TERRIBLE, is as the quality of rooms as such is quite good.

Overall Recommendation: Avoid, unless all you need is a place to sleep.

Room Tip: Take the rooms facing the backwaters on first floor. They keep chanting, all rooms are identical. In...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 December 2011

From the time we checked in the manager Larry was behind to squeeze extra bucks. Wow, they were behind us and didn't settle until we did full payment. Pathetic hospitality, it's all about MONEY here. Must avoid place

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2  Thank Nagahs
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Reviewed 29 December 2011

only good thing about this resort is good size rooms and half of rooms has backwater view. Rest everything about resort are bad
Bathroom fixtures are in bad conditions, table lamps were broken and no arrangement for mosquito repellants. just one socket for charging all my cellphones,iPad, camera etc. Food is tasteless and has only available in buffet. No ala carte during lunch and dinner and no room service during buffet. food is so bad that we chose to go nearby restaurants and hotels during our stay. place is remote and no transport available during evening time. swimming pool is small and full of pigeon pooh. pool surface is sticky and seems hardly cleaned. table tennis racquets were all broken. while checking out they presented over charged bill. one of the bill I signed was of Rs 700 but while checking out I have been told to pay Rs 1000 due to increase in food tariff. of course I did not pay but be careful with what's been charged.

  • Stayed: December 2011
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2  Thank ronnieblr
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Reviewed 23 November 2011

We stayed for one day in this resort. The resort is at very peaceful location and on bank of backwater. We booked the hotel through an agent. On arrival we were greeted with welcome drink and the room was ready. We checked in immediately. There were not many guests at that time in hotel and it was very peaceful.
We booked a AC room and it was a real big room. Room 101. It was very well maintained and in excellent condition. Nice balcony opening in backwaters.
The swimming pool was clean and not many guests so we had all to ourselves. They have TT table(carry your own rackets..what they had were waste) and gym centre.
The place is also quite scenic

The restaurant is real disappointing. They have very few staff. The food was not good and very few choices. Service was real slow. Room service is charged at whopping 15%. Definite no for foodies

Room Tip: Choose room 101 if available
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1  Thank katiyar_mohit
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Reviewed 1 October 2011

We decided to use the Manor Backwater Resort after reading reviews on various sites, but were sadly disappointed when we reached. In spite of booking the room in advance and informing the management of our time of arrival, our room was not ready and we had to wait for it to be cleaned before we could occupy it. The food is nothing great to talk about, neither is the service. The room we got had a balcony looking over the lake, which was pretty nice. All in all, a decent place to stay, but not worth the money we spent on it.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank sdoulagar
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Additional Information about Manor Backwater Resort

Address: Cheepunkal, Kumarakom 686563, India
Region: India > Kerala > Kottayam District > Kumarakom
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 26 Hotels in Kumarakom
Price Range: ₹ 4,750 - ₹ 7,939 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Manor Backwater Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On the banks of the largest lake in Asia – the Vembenad, nestles Kumarakom a small village whose environs are endowed with pristine natural beauty.This area, blessed with a balmy weather and plenty of rainfall has lush, green surroundings like no other in India. Its clean and dust free atmosphere has a tangible freshness in the air that clears the head and makes for relaxation and rejuvenation. ... more   less 
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